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Student Keystone Press Awards 


Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 78, No. 13 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

February 16, 2011 




Pink Game raises almost $4,000 
Page 8 


A student expresses complaints 
about a particular office on campus 
in a Letter to the Editors 

Page 6 



Our gaming expert Andrew Veirtz 
tells us why you should look 
forward to the newest Mortal 

Gov. Corbett honored with Founders' Day Award 

LVEP also awarded for service at ceremony 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

Lebanon Valley hosted its 
32nd-Annual Founders' Day 
Convocation on Feb. 15. This 
year, LVC was honored to recog- 
nize Gov. Thomas W. Corbett Jr. 
'71 as an individual with excep- 
tional character and leadership 
by presenting to him the annual 
Founders' Day Award. "To have a 
graduate of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege elected as governor of one 
of our nation's largest states is 
an impressive accomplishment 
and a very proud moment in the 
College's more than 140-year his- 
tory," said Dr. Stephen MacDon- 
ald, LVC president. "Governor 
Corbett's career as a U.S. attor- 
ney and as Pennsylvania attorney 
general is the embodiment of the 

ideals of a liberal arts institution 
and LVC's mission of preparing 
our students for a life of service 
to others. His lifelong devotion to 
public service is a shining exam- 
ple of the vision of the College's 
founders." The Founders' Day 
award is one of the most presti- 
gious awards issued by Lebanon 
Valley College. The award recog- 
nizes an individual whose char- 
acter and leadership, in the spirit 
of LVC's founders, contributes to 
the enhancement of life in central 

During his response speech, 
Corbett had some very inspira- 
tional words for the students of 
LVC. He described Lebanon Val- 
ley as his home and described 
his theory about how "college is 
magical". He stated, "It was here 
that I became a part of something 
bigger than myself." He first 
came to LVC in 1967 and was an 

active member in the 
college community. It 
was here that he met 
his wife and "made 
life-long friendships". 
In his speech, he also 
described how you 
cannot plan the fu- 
ture, you can only be 
ready for it, and Leba- 
non Valley College is 
always successful in 
preparing its students 
for the future. 

In addition to pre- 
senting the annual 
Founders' Day award, 
every year since 1993 
LVC's president has rec- 
ognized a student orga- 
nization for outstanding 
community service as 
a part of the Founders' 
Day Convocation. 
See AWARD | Page 2 

Katie Zwiebel '12 I LA VIE 
FROM GRADT0 GOVERNOR At the 32nd Founders 7 
Day award ceremony, Gov. Thomas W. Corbett Jr. re- 
cieved the highest commendations issued by Lebanon 
Valley College. The Founders 7 Day award recognizes 
one whose character and leadership enhances life in 
central Pennsylvannia. During the ceremony, LVEP, a 
student organization commited to helping students in 
the Lebanon School District, was presented the Presi- 
dents Award for community service 






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Revolution in Egypt hits home at LVC 

Justin Roth '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Social media has grown over 
the past couple of years, however 
this year it has a first: A campaign 
to get Egyptian president, Hosni 
Mubarak, to resign was started 
on popular social media websites 
such as Facebook and Twitter. 
These campaigns triggered riots 
and civil unrest throughout Egypt. 
Social Media played such a huge 
roll in this revolution that the gov- 
ernment shut off the Internet to 
stop the rallying of Egyptians. 

After eighteen days of riot- 


ing in Egypt and multiple refus- 
als by Mubarak to step down, on 
Friday, Feb. 11, Mubarak finally 
announced his resignation as presi- 
dent, causing celebration by citi- 
zens. This resignation came after an 
over-thirty-year reign by Mubarak. 
Power was then handed over to the 
Egyptian Military. 

These eighteen days of riot- 
ing have also been referred to as 
a revolution. The civil unrest was 
caused by years of repressed anger 
over poverty, unemployment and 
government corruption under the 
reign of President Mubarak. 

The revolution has affected 

other countries and governments. 
Already triggering other riots in 
countries such as Algeria, Yemen, 
Jordan, Bahrain and Iran, the revo- 
lution in Egypt has also affected 
the government here in the U.S. 
The current events in Egypt have 
also affected two students here on 
campus. Sisters Nahed Khalil '13 
and Hanan Khalil '14 are Egyptian 

"It was about time that Presi- 
dent Mubarak resigned and let the 
Egyptian people be/' comments 

Nahed and Hanan moved to 
America as children with their par- 

ents and younger siblings. How- 
ever, most of their family remains 
in Egypt. 

"Most of the rioting was cen- 
tered in Cairo and started spread- 
ing, while our family is further 
away so it has yet to affect them," 
adds Hanan. 

Their family, while not directly 
affected by the rioting, will be af- 
fected by the changes in govern- 
ment. The world will be waiting to 
see what changes a military-con- 
trolled Egypt will bring. 


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2 La Vie Collegienne February 16, 2011 


AWARD : LVEP receives President s Award 

Continued from Page 1 

This Presidents Award is de- 
signed to acknowledge a campus 
club ; service organization or ath- 
letic group which has positively 
contributed to community life in 
central Pennsylvania. Out of the 1 1 
organizations who were vying for 
the award ; this year s winner is the 
Lebanon Valley Education Part- 
nership (LVEP). This organiza- 
tion is a partnership between LVC 
and the Lebanon Area School Dis- 
trict, which mentors low-income 
students with academic potential 
and encourages students to com- 
plete the college preparatory pro- 
gram during high school in order 
to compete for acceptance to col- 
lege. Mentors host students once 
every two months and also keep in 
touch with their mentees through 

mail or phone. This year s LVEP 
logged over 517 hours of commu- 
nity service, received three letters 
of recommendation from teachers 
at Lebanon School District and had 
over 40 students co-sign a letter in 
appreciation of the mentorship. 
LVEPs leaders include Co-Pres- 
idents Sherae Jones '11 and Ash- 
ley Conzleman 11, Vice President 
Chloe Skylakon '13, Secretary Kel- 
ly Zimmerman '12 and Treasurer 
Garrett Palowith '11. 

"It was truly an honor to win 
such an award," says Jones. "Being 
a part of this organization is a hum- 
bling opportunity in which we can 
take everything we have learned 
and give back to the community." 

"We are honored to win this 
prestigious award from among 

such a great group of service or- 
ganizations and we would like to 
congratulate all of the other service 
organizations for a job well done," 
adds Conzleman. "LVEP is so near 
and dear to my heart because I am 
an LVEP scholar who is prepar- 
ing to graduate and give back to 
the community everything that 
LVEP has given to me. We would 
like to thank the Lebanon School 
District for working cooperatively 
with us, the donors who make the 
LVEP program possible, Chap- 
lain Fullmer for being such a great 
advisor and especially all of our 
mentors who spend their Friday 
evenings giving back to the com- 
munity in such a positive way." 



Student Goverment Update: 2.14.1 1 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On Feb. 14, Student Govern- 
ment gathered for its fourth meet- 
ing of the semester in order to dis- 
cuss new probationary clubs, snow 
removal, the Association of Inde- 
pendent Colleges and Universities 
of Pennsylvania, ashtray and trash 
can concerns outside Mund and 
other dorms, various dining con- 
cerns, parking concerns on Sum- 
mit Street and behind Mary Green 
Hall and the freshman fundraiser. 

Three on-campus groups were 
granted probationary club status 
at Monday's meeting: the Game 
Club, an on-campus group that 
gathers students together to so- 
cialize and play well- and lesser- 
known board and parlor games; 
Remember the Stars, an on-cam- 
pus support group for students 
dealing with depression, addic- 
tion and self-harm; and ASD, or 
Autism Spectrum Disorder, an 
on-campus group where students 
with or without acute mental 
disorders can meet to talk, play 
games, watch movies and more. 

On the topic of snow removal, 
SG members have been talking 
to Facilities about accessibility 
issues. Facilities is forming an ac- 
tion plan to ensure accessible 
pathways around campus when 
the next snow falls. 

Student Government members 
have signed a petition to ally with 

the Association of Independent 
Colleges and Universities of Penn- 
sylvania (AICUP), a statewide 
organization dedicated to raising 
student awareness of the potential 
changes to the federal budget and 
the way these changes may affect 
state-funded financial aid to col- 
lege students. The AICUP hopes 
to get college students to raise 
their voices against any potential 
cuts to financial aid packages. 

SG members are currently 
searching for an effective solution 
to misused or unused ashtrays 
outside of Mund Hall and dorm 
buildings and to knocked-over 
trash cans outside dorm buildings. 

On the topic of Food Ser- 
vice, Snapple is not sold at the 
Underground because Metz and 
Associates have a contract with 
Coca-Cola, Inc., so no Pepsi prod- 
ucts — Snapple included — are 
allowed to be sold at the Under- 
ground. Student Government 

members also discussed the issue 
of repetitive food options served 
in the cafeteria on the same day. 
A solution to this issue is yet to be 

Public Safety is handling com- 
muter and staff parking on Sum- 
mit Street and behind Mary Green 
Hall by the rules in the handbook, 
a measure that has not been prac- 
ticed for years. 

The freshman fundraiser will 
begin on Monday. Student Gov- 
ernment members will be selling 
St. Patrick's Day t-shirts with a pic- 
ture of a leprechaun on the front 
and a rainbow and the words "Get 
Lucky" on the back. Each t-shirt 
costs $10, and if you wear the t- 
shirt to the Underground's St. Pat- 
rick Day's dance, you will be en- 
tered into a raffle to win gift cards. 



Calling all Campus Organizations!!! 

The Office of Admissions will be hosting 

LVC Live 
Saturday, March 26, 201 1 

What this means to you: 
I If you represent a campus organization or club, come promote I 
yourselves to incoming students. 

For more information, please call the the admissions office at 
(717) 867-6189 or e-mail Jen Wert at 


All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


2-5-11 | Campus 


A male student refused to leave after a request. 

2-7-11 | Campus 


Theft was reported of a Breast Cancer pink banner. 

2-9-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A call reported a person experiencing seizures. 

2-9-11 | Campus 


A student reported the theft of a Macbook and backpack. 

2-9-11 | Campus 


A male student refused to leave after a request. 

2-10-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A female student reported feeling ill and dizzy. 

2-10-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A female was vomiting blood. 

2-10-11 | Campus 


A wallet was reported stolen. 

2-11-11 | Campus 

Alcohol Violation 

Students were having a party with underage participants. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

& Clarifications 

In the "Student Goverment Update" of our Feb. 2 issue, we reported 
that a suggestion box for Student Government would be available 
through MyLVC. This is not in effect right now; it was just an idea dis- 
cussed at the meeting. We apologize for any confusion. 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate 
information. To that end, we welcome and encourage notification of 
any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an 
email to lavie(3), subject line: Corrections. 

La Vie Cqllegienne February 16, 2011 3 


Woodrow Wilson Fellow visits campus 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

From Feb. 7-12, Lebanon Val- 
ley College was honored to host 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Diane 
Jorkasky, a leader in pharmaceuti- 
cal drug development. Jorkasky has 
been recognized for the past twen- 
ty-two years in the pharmaceutical 
industry for her role in the devel- 
opment of several new medicines. 
She is also an adjunct professor of 
pharmacology at Yale University, 
adjunct professor of medicine at 
the University of Pennsylvania and 
the Uniformed Services University 
of Health Sciences and lecturer at 

Harvard University. Throughout 
the week, Jorkasky shared her ex- 
pertise in health, business and 
women's leadership. 

She presented two HEALTH 
Colloquium lectures: "Science 
and the Serendipity of Discover- 
ing New Medicines" on Feb. 7, and 
"Ethics in Medical Research" on 
Feb. 8. On Feb. 9, she presented 
the lecture entitled "Innovation, 
Strategic Thinking, and Leading 
for Change," concerning the busi- 
ness aspects of her career. Jorkasky 
also presented lectures in physical 
therapy, religion, science, history, 
political science, business and gen- 
der studies classes. 

Commenting on Jorkasky s pre- 

sentations, Dean Michael Green, 
vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of faculty, stated, "The 
Woodrow Wilson Fellows program 
provides an outstanding opportu- 
nity for students, faculty and com- 
munity members to gain new per- 
spectives from professionals at the 
top of their industry. Jorkasky is an 
accomplished researcher who has 
made several groundbreaking con- 
tributions to the medical field. We 
are honored to be her host and to 
provide this week-long experience 
for our students and faculty." 

Created after World War II, 
the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 
Foundation serves to improve 
the quality of education and pro- 

fessional development through- 
out America. According to www., with over 20,000 
scholars awarded fellowships, "the 
Foundations teaching fellowships 
and higher education fellowships 
have evolved to address emerging 
needs, serve specific populations 
underrepresented in the academy, 
strengthen designated fields, and 
support key stages in professo- 
rial careers." Among those scholars 
awarded fellowships, there are 13 
Nobel Laureates, two Fields Med- 
alists in mathematics, 14 Pulitzer 
Prize winners, 35 "genius grant" 
Mac Arthur Fellows, two U.S. Poets 
Laureate and 21 recipients of Presi- 
dential and national medals. For 

over 35 years, this Foundation has 
recognized outstanding individuals 
in their field and brought them to 
many college campuses around the 
country in order to promote pro- 
fessional development. 

Jorkasky made quite an impres- 
sion on the students of LVC. She 
presented lectures on topics which 
directly concern the professional 
lives of students, leaving a lasting 
impression on students regarding 
the choices they have in the profes- 
sional field of their choice. 


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LVC programmers place in regional competition 

Jake King '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Solving two out of eight prob- 
lems on your average college exam 
will result in a big, fat "F." At the 
Association for Computing Ma- 
chinery (ACM) International Col- 
legiate Programming Contests 
regional competition at Shippens- 
burg University, however, getting 
two problems right is a respect- 
able accomplishment; its enough 
to place you among the top-tier 
schools in the region. Only three 
teams out of the 18 present on the 
Nov. 6 contest were able to solve 
more than two. Only a handful got 
one complete. 

For the nine LVC students who 
took part in the competition, the 
day was a chance to put their com- 
puter programming skills to the 
test against students from the other 
Mid-Atlantic States. The regional 
competition as a whole consisted 
of nine different testing locations, 
of which Shippensburg University 
was one. The top-scoring LVC team 
(John Endres '11, Jon Sutowski '11 
and Daniel Zoll '12) placed third 
at the Shippensburg site and 28th 
overall. The second LVC team (Paul 
Rehkugler '11, Karl Koep '11 and 
David Menzies 'll) placed 62nd 
overall. The third LVC team (Rachel 
Pazdersky '13, Michael Micklow 
'13, and Robert Hosier '13) placed 
112th overall. Students began the 
day with a practice question, fol- 
lowed up by a brief lunch period. 

From noon to 5:00 p.m., how- 

ever, teams worked diligently to an- 
swer the test questions, attempting 
to solve as many as possible. 

"All the problems are written to 
be close to real-world' examples 
of problems that computers could 
solve: where to build a castle to get 
the most revenue from peasants; 
which path should a mailman take 
to most efficiently deliver the mail; 
remove sensitive information from 
letters; can an extreme roller coast- 
er be built that doesn't nauseate or 
bore its riders. These are all ques- 
tions that have been asked at the re- 
gional level in the past few years and 
each one involves something differ- 
ent in the answer," writes Endres. 

Dr. Michael Fry, director of the 
computer science track for engi- 
neering, says that the questions at 
the competition "describe reason- 
able models for tackling real-life 
problems" and serve to test knowl- 
edge of fundamental computer sci- 
ence skills. But more so than any 
standard test or class project, the 
competition tests the students' 
abilities to think on their feet. 

"You're designing by the seat of 
your pants, you're writing code as 
fast as you can, you come up with 
a ...very much thrown-together so- 
lution that works, and that's all you 
have time for," says Fry. 

And given the amount of time 
allotted to solve the questions, ev- 
ery minute counts. But these prob- 
lems aren't just a simple matter of 
writing out computer code; they 
are logical challenges that require 
the same thought processes need- 
ed to be an engineer or an archi- 

tect. For Menzies, the first step in 
tackling these brain-busters is to go 
back to mathematical basics before 
taking on the actual programming. 

"Usually, the problem is really 
difficult to solve mathematically, 
too, so we'll figure out mathemati- 
cally how we would solve this, 
what's the logic behind solving 
this problem if it had nothing to do 
with computers," says Menzies. 

From there, teams vary in how 
they solve problems and divide up 
work, usually writing out pseudo- 
code (a basic outline of what ac- 
tions the code will tell the computer 
to do) before moving on to actually 
executing the problem. Once the 
team has a solution, though, their 
program is tested and if it is correct, 
the team is given a balloon to signify 
that they've completed a problem 
(the balloons are color-coded to 
correspond with a particular prob- 
lem, which can help other teams 
pick out the more manageable 
problems). If the solution is incor- 
rect, the team is notified and may 
continue to work on the problem. 
Final scoring is based on number of 
problems solved, with completion 
time serving as a secondary score in 
the event that teams solve the same 
number of questions. 

While none of the LVC teams 
placed high enough to advance to 
the World Finals (held this year 
in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt), the 
college still has maintained a repu- 
tation of doing very well against 
comparable schools since they 
began competing consistently 
around 12 years ago. Fry encour- 

Photo courtesy of Dr. Michael Fry 

POWER PROGRAMMERS From left, the top-scoring LVC team at the ACM Pro- 
gramming competition: Daniel Zoll '12, John Endres '11 and Jon Sutowski '11 

ages all students with an interest 
in programming to join for next 
years competition in the fall, as 
the ACM contest is open to un- 
dergraduate students in all majors. 
Menzies himself is an Actuarial Sci- 
ence major, but still considers his 
knowledge of programming a very 
valuable skill. 

"I think computer science is 
highly underestimated because I 
think they're going to control just 
about anything," Menzies says. 
"They have Facebook, they have 
the internet. They have pretty 
much all communications. They 
have car systems, they have bull- 
dozer systems . . . everything is run 
on computers and so computer 
programmers have tons and tons of 
power and their talents are going to 
be needed everywhere." 

Menzies also notes that the field 
of computer science is unique in that 
it allows for almost unlimited cre- 
ation power with just one basic tool: 
a computer. Endres has made some 

interesting projects of his own using 
his knowledge of programming. 

"Like many computer scientists, 
I became interested and started 
programming in high school; my 
two main motivations when I 
started were one, to make an awe- 
some game (something Tve yet to 
do), and two, have my computer 
do my homework for me. It started 
with mathematical and physics cal- 
culations, then I started making a 
Spanish dictionary complete with 
translations and conjugations for 
common verbs," says Endres. 

Dr. Kenneth Yarnall, coordina- 
tor of the computer science pro- 
gram, has also been very involved 
in the ACM competition in recent 
years by helping the LVC teams 
practice for the event. In addition 
to the ACM contest, the college 
also generally takes part in a more 
informal competition at Dickinson 



4 La Vie Collegienne February 16, 2011 


Metz Dining Services spring 201 1 dining goals 

•Serv-Safe training for 
22 of our employees 

•New menus based on 
popularity of student feed- 
back, student requests and 
regional favorites 

• New Weekly Specials 
rotation at Deli and Green 
Scene Salad Bar 

• New Weekly Specials 
rotation at Under- ground 
and InterMetzo 

• New "High Perfor- 
mance" concept at Mund to 
offer and showcase nutri- 
tion for our athletes based 
on student survey feedback 

• New "Vegecuisine" 
concept at Mund to offer 
and showcase vegetarian 
items at each meal based 
on student survey feed- 

• Increased nutritional 
information provided on 
menu items 

• Coffee service fea- 
tured at Underground and 
Dutchmen Den based on 
student survey feedback 

• F real Milkshake taste 
testing and possible milk- 
shake machine at Inter- 

• Hershey Ice Cream 

•Green Mountain Cof- 
fee tasting 

• Monthly nutrition 
focus to feature Dairy, 
Heart Health, National 
Nutrition Month and 
Earth Day events 

• Milkshakes featured at 
Dutchmen Den based on 
student survey feedback 

• Fresh baked French 
Bread Pizza and Strom- 
boli at Dutchmen Den 

• Heightened promo- 
tional push at Dutchmen 
Den including a variety 
of new "Up for Grabs" 
offerings, new "Super 
Bargains" and '"Value 

• New daily specials 
and 'Value Deals" at In- 

Provided by Metz 

Let s open the 
door to diversity 

Photos provided by Sam Shoemaker Tl 

Students celebrated the opening of the Diver- 
sity Door on Feb. 9 , the result of an experiment 
of the possibilities between art and Hispanic 
culture by Professors Nancy Williams and Ivette 
Guzman-Zavala. The project was a collaboration 
by students from the Migrant Education Pro- 
gram in Lebanon and ART 360 class. The door 
is located in the Foreign Languages Depart- 
ment in Humanities; third floor. 

Habitat for Humanity gears up for trip 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On March 6, Chaplain Fullmer 
and 25 students will drive down to 
Lexington ; Ky.; to assist Habitat for 
Humanity in its efforts to provide 
decent and affordable housing to 
families in the Lexington area. The 
LVC students attending this service 
trip are members of the Habitat for 
Humanity's Collegiate Challenge; 
through which they can spend their 
spring break assisting families in need 
of shelter. 

This year s service trip marks the 
fourth year in a row that LVC stu- 
dents have been forgoing their free 
time on Spring Break in order to give 
their time and strength assisting Hab- 
itat for Humanity in its noble goals. 

"Service trips with Habitat for 
Humanity are nothing short of life- 
changing/' says Fullmer, the faculty 
advisor of LVCs Collegiate Chal- 

lenge Club. "Each trip is a powerful 
reminder of the significant; basic 
needs such as housing; food and 
proper clothing which so many peo- 
ple in our world lack." 

The typical day on the service 
trip begins at 7 a.m. ; when students 
wake up in their cabins and meet in 
the communal kitchen in order to 
make and eat breakfast and assemble 
bagged lunches. Once breakfast is 
done ; the students then clean up the 
kitchen and go to the work site to hear 
the day s instructions from the Habi- 
tat staff. 

Students work from 8:30 a.m. to 
3:00 p.m. each day and have a lunch 
break halfway through. At 3:00 p.m.; 
they clean up the worksite for the day 
and head back to their cabins to get a 
shower and eat dinner. 

Following dinner, students will 
spend some time together in reflec- 
tion on the events of the day before 
taking time to relax and play board 
games if they so choose. Fullmer and 

the students hope that their hard 
work during these six days signifi- 
cantly contributes to the completion 
of a fully-constructed house. 

How will the Service Trip ben- 
efit students? According to Chaplain 
Fullmer, "Witnessing the very signifi- 
cant poverty that exists in parts of our 
country opens our eyes ; our hearts 
and our minds to the needs of oth- 
ers. Students can expect nothing less 
than changed lives as a result of what 
they witness first hand. And there is 
always the indescribable reward that 
comes along with being able to help 
out in a meaningful way." 

Students will also receive nearly 
40 hours of community service for 
their Job Center profile by attending 
the trip. Thus; the Habitat for Hu- 
manity service trip will benefit stu- 
dents by helping them to understand 
the poverty that resides in their very 
country enhancing their resumes 
and showing them that helping those 
in need is a reward in itself. 

This year s trip has been underway 
for months now, but students may 
register for the 2012 Spring Service 
trip by attending the information 
meeting in November and signing up 
for the trip on Redbook at a set time 
mentioned during the information 

Students must also pay a moder- 
ate fee to attend the service trip. This 
year, each student contributed $125 
to the effort in Lexington in addition 
to his or her hard work on the project. 

Fullmer and the members of the 
Collegiate Challenge group will be 
in Lexington March 6-12. Lets hope 
that through their hard work and val- 
iant kindness they will help to provide 
a home and much-needed comfort to 
a Kentuckian family. 

While we may be relaxing over 
our spring break; remember those 
who have forgone relaxation in order 
to help those in need. 





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La Vie Collegienne February 16, 2011 5 


Firth shines in The King's Speech 

While already garnering talk of Oscar gold. The King s Speech reigns the cinema with a talented cast 

Rosemary Bucher '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Colin Firth was my first crush. I 
saw him in Pride and Prejudice when I 
was eleven ; and I instantly fell in love 
with him. And here we are several 
years later, and that overwhelmingly 
thrilling quality that he gives to every 
performance is the very reason why 
he s scooping up awards left and right 
for his latest film, The Kings Speech. 

Set during the dawn of World 
War II, the film chronicles the abrupt 
changes in the British monarchy as 
Prince Albert, Duke of York (Firth) 
becomes King George VI. Strug- 
gling to accept his new, very public 
role, he must overcome his stutter so 
that he can be the guidance his coun- 
try needs. At the urging of his wife 
(Helena Bonham Carter), he seeks 
the help of speech therapist Lionel 
Logue (Geoffrey Rush) and learns 
about friendship, bravery and what it 
truly means to lead a country. 

It is easy to see why the film is 
simply murdering every awards 
show: With its all-star cast, dramat- 
ic themes and historical appeal, its 

a no-brainer. 
However, the 
critics pick 
doesn't al- 
ways add up 
to the nor- 
mal viewers 
The Kings 
Speech does all 
that and more. 
Its more 
than a who's- 
who of the 
Harry Potter 
cast (yes, the 
queen is Bel- 
latrix, Worm- 
tail is Winston 
Churchill, and Dumbledore is King 
George V at the beginning of the 
film), though all that means is that 
there is an assortment of amazing 
British actors. 

The films plot is interesting and 
fast-paced enough to keep the au- 
dience satisfied. While the score 
is a bit repetitive at moments, the 
overall spectacle of the period cos- 
tumes and setting is grand enough 

that the movie would do well even 
without all of the drama and bril- 
liance that make it work. The ele- 
ments that really keep the audience 
going are the abundance of those 
one-line "deep" quotes and the oc- 
casional slip of humor. There is one 
particular scene where Bertie real- 
izes that he doesn't stammer when 
he swears, resulting in 59 seconds 
of Colin Firth spouting various 

It's all high- 
ly amus- 
ing, and it's 
worth go- 
ing to see 
the movie 
just to see 
that scene. 
Firth shines 
as Bertie, 
why he's al- 
ways been 
so bril- 
liant. The 
even have to think about it — Firth 
develops his character so believably 
in the first minutes of the film that 
the viewers never have to question 
his talent. Geoffrey Rush is also 
magnificent, questioning all of Ber- 
tie's flaws and turning them into 

There are moments when the 
film seems like an Oscar reel, as it 
jumps from one serious dramatic 

moment to the next. After a while, 
the viewer stops seeing the characters 
and merely sees the actors playing the 
characters. While it is great to see these 
talented actors make the characters 
their own, there is a point where it's 
awkward to think, "Oh, look! Helena 
Bonham Carter just said something 
witty and rather inappropriate for 
the situation she's in!" The characters 
often feel like silhouettes, as it's easy 
to see the profile of the historical fig- 
ure, but the actor's portrayal of them 
masks the rest of their features. Maybe 
this is purposeful, to direct attention 
to Colin Firth's excellent character, but 
its meaning isn't exactly clear. 

The Kings Speech is an amazing 
film nonetheless. Its message is clear, 
and the actors did a fantastic job with 
their characters. However, there needs 
to be a moment when the "grandness" 
of it all takes a back seat to its historical 
roots. Colin Firth is and always will 
be adorable, and his brilliance in 
The Kings Speech brought me back 
to the middle school days of Mr. 
Darcy and his quiet talent. 



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In the college life, disputes are a 
common occurrence. It would have 
been common practice 200 years 
ago to challenge your enemy to a 
duel. Nowadays, college kids use 
fighting games to virtually kick the 
snot out of each other. 

If you re like me, you 
have fond memories of 
the delightfully bloody 
Mortal Kombat series. 
And if you re like me, 
you're anticipating the 
latest entry in the series 
to be released in April, 
simply titled Mortal 

The legendary se- 
ries got its start in 1992 
when the first game (again, simply 
titled Mortal Kombat) was released 
in arcades across the world. The 
game shocked many people; it fea- 
tured so much violence and gore 
that many people found it to be re- 
pulsive and the downfall of western 
society. There was a huge contro- 
versy surrounding the release of the 

first games, (well, there's usually 
a huge controversy surrounding 
all of the games when they're re- 
leased) which eventually led to 
the creation of the Entertainment 
Software Ratings Board that is still 

in use today. 

Famous for its bloody spe- 
cial moves, its wonderfully 
gory fatalities and of course the 
legendary line "GET OVER 
HERE/' the series holds a spe- 
cial place in the hearts of those 
of us raised in the '90s. Tear- 
ing out your opponents' entire 

skeleton all at once is one of the 
greatest feelings you can experi- 
ence. However, the last game re- 
leased in the series, Mortal Kom- 
bat vs. DC Universe, was a bit of a 
disappointment to longtime fans 
for its lack of awesome 
fatalities and a (gasp!) 
"T" for teen rating. A 
Mortal Kombat game 
should never have any- 
thing lower than an 
"M" rating. 

But come this April, 
ortal Kombat is going 
old school. The brand 
new entry will be a ret- 
rospective take on the 
series and will include 
the bloody, gory fatalities of old. 
If you're a fan of the series, it 
might be a good idea to keep an 
eye out come April 19. FATAL- 

For video game questions or to 
suggest possible column discussion 
topics, you can email Andrew at 
aovOOl ( 

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The Drama Mamas: 

Dear Drama Mamas, 

Where I live, in the coal region, girls are fine with "just getting together" but here at college, everyone wants a relation- 
ship — I just wanna live up the college experience. There's a girl I'm talking to now that I have had sexual relations with but 
only after I said I'd date her. We both play sports, so I know that we could have a relationship together eventually. Plus, we 
have a lot of similarities, like drinking and such. I feel like girls in college think that they need to find a husband now or they 
never will. Am I wrong in saying I want to live up the college experience and just experiment with a lot of girls in order to find 
my true soul mate? I have a theory that girls are like bottles of beer: You have to try out as many as you can until you find the 
one you enjoy drinking everyday for the rest of your life. Any help would help out so much! 


Very Confused 

Dear Confused, 


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in your life? E-mail the Drama 
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to say! Email questions to 
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La Vie to see your answer! 

To a certain extent you are correct. College is the time in your life to experi- 
ment, grow and learn more about yourself. If you are not ready for a relation- 
ship, then don t begin one, or make empty promises to girls. Science proves 
the male brain does not actually mature until their mid-twenties (if ever), 
which explains why you might find it difficult to settle down. Relationships 
are rewarding, but they are also a lot of work. I suggest that you test out your 
'bottles of beer' theory until you find the one you can stick with — there is no 
point in breaking hearts over it. If you don t want a relationship, then don t 
promise a girl one just to get in her pants. There are plenty of girls with similar 
theories to your own, so keep testing different beers until you find a girl who 
likes the same beer you do. 


Drama Mamas 



Letter to the Editors: 

I would like La Vie to do 
an article on the Busi- 
ness Office. As a student and 
a club leader, I am extremely 
offended by their hostility 
and lack of tact. They fail to 
realize that not all students 
on campus are certified pub- 
lic accountants, nor do we 
have a clear understanding 
of the Business Office s poli- 
cies. Being that this is a "pres- 
tigious" academic establish- 
ment, you would think that 
every office would conduct 

themselves in a profession- 
al and polite manner when 
dealing with people (that pay 
their salary by the way). Stu- 
dents go to the business of- 
fice to get their questions an- 
swered in a helpful manner. 
Instead it feels like we're ask- 
ing for their first born child. 
The Business Office should 
also consider conducting 
themselves in the same way 
they expect us to. There have 
been several occurrences 
in previous years that have 

made it very difficult for 
our club to financially com- 
pensate important parties 
in a timely manner. There is 
also a shear lack of commu- 
nication which is replaced 
by overwhelming hypocrisy. 
It is ridiculous, nay, abhor- 
rent that an organization can 
be told one thing one week 
and then the complete op- 
posite the next by the same 
people in the same office! 
We understand and appreci- 
ate the work the Business Of- 

fice does behind the scenes 
but their customer service 
is strongly lacking, let alone 



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Ice Hockey 

vs. Scranton, 2/11: W 4-0 
©Drexel, 2/12: W 3-2 

Women's Basketball 

vs. Messiah, 2/9: L 59-55 
©Albright, 2/12: W 72-36 

Men's Basketball 

vs. Messiah, 2/9: W 64-56 
©Albright, 2/12: W 68-64 

Men's Swimming 

@ MAC Championships, 
Feb. 11-13: 7th out of 10 

Women's Swimming 

@ MAC Championships, 
Feb. 11-13: 8th out of 10 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ Bucknell Winter Classic 
Feb. 12: See 

Cynthia Adams 
Indoor Track & Field 

Adams set a 
new Dutch- 
men record in 
the rarely- 
1,000 meter 
run. Her 
3:06.16 time 
easily beat 
Holly Feeser's 
2006 time of 
3:20.27 time. Her time was also an 
ECAC-qualifying time, beating the 
standard 3:09.08. 

Brad Surdam 
Ice Hockey 

had three 
assists on 
Friday in 
LVC's win 



success against Drexel in the 
team's season finale on Saturday. 
Surdam collected three points in 
Saturday's game, bringing his sea- 
son total to 53. 


Saturday. 2/19 

Men's Track 

@ Susquehanna Indoor 
Invitational, 10 a.m. 

Women's Track 

@ Susquehanna Indoor 
Invitational, 10 a.m. 

Women's Basketball 

*Senior Day* 
vs. Alvernia, 1 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 

*Hot Dog Frank Day* 
vs. Alvernia, 3 p.m. 

Ice hockey wins final two 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

On Friday, Feb. 1 1 the Dutch- 
men Ice Hockey team won their 
final home game of the season, 
shutting out the Scranton Roy- 
als 4-0. Playing their final game at 
Hersheypark Area, seniors Jimmy 
Black, Brad Surdam, Corey Conte, 
Rich Drazin, Nick Averona and 
Colin Thompson were recognized 
before the game. Becky Wetzel, 
who served as the programs stu- 
dent athletic trainer and national 
anthem singer over the past four 
years, was also recognized. 

Surdam had three assists in the 
game, bringing his point total to 
50 on the season. Averona, Kyle 
Stewardson '12, Tyler Skroski '14 
and Chris Asroff '13 all scored in 
the game. 

Drazin stopped 24 shots from 
the Royals. 

Traveling to Philly on Saturday 
night, the team capped off their 
season with another victory, this 
time over Drexel. 

Surdam collected another three 
points in the game and Steward- 
son added another three, leading 
the team in the 3-2 victory. 

Stewardson scored two goals 
with assists by Surdam, one with 
help from Averona. Drexel scored 
in the third, but Stewardson re- 
turned the favor to Surdam, with 
help from freshman Keith Lear, al- 
lowing the senior to score the win- 
ning goal in his final game in the 

Photo courtesy of 
Dutchmen uniform. 

Drazin made 40 saves in the 

In their first season in a new 
division, the ACHA proved little 
competition for the Dutchmen, as 
the team went 21-6 in the league, 
improving their winning percent- 
age to 77.8. 



Mens hoops: Back-to -back wins last week 

Victories over two CC teams place Dutchmen in second 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

With two big wins this past 
week against two Commonwealth 
Conference (CC) opponents 
and help from Widener beating 
Elizabethtown, the Lebanon Val- 
ley Dutchmen move into a solid 
second place in the CC standings. 
Through the weeks on this road up 
to second in the conference, LVC 
has gone on a hot winning streak 
of eight games in a row 

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, fol- 
lowing the women's Pink Game, 
the Dutchmen topped the Mes- 
siah Falcons by a score of 64-56. 
The game went back and forth 
throughout, but the Valleys de- 
fense came up big late once again, 
not allowing a Messiah basket for 
over five minutes of play. With 
heavy fouling from the Falcons 
in the last minute of the game, 
Dutchmen players hit six out of 
eight foul shots. Senior captain Joe 
Meehan sat out with an injury, but 

other members of the team were 
not hesitant to step-up. Anthony 
Trautman '11 and Jordan Stewart 
'12 added in a total of 44 points 
and 14 rebounds combined. 

Following the rivalry win 
against Messiah, LVC visited the 
Albright Lions in Reading on Sat- 
urday afternoon and took in their 
eighth consecutive win in a close 
one, 68-64. LVC trailed by only 
one point at halftime and then 

caught fire when the second half 
began. Trautman canned 26 of 
his career high 35 points in the 
second half, making this his ninth 
consecutive game with 20-plus 
points. This game also came down 
to key free throws, which Traut- 
man nailed with about 14 seconds 
left and put the game out of reach 
for the Lions. Stewart tallied 12 
boards, and sophomore big man 
Danny Brooks scored 14. Meehan 

Photos courtesy of 

returned off an injury and dished 
out seven assists. 

The men are now 17-6 overall, 
8-4 in the conference. With a win 
at E-town on Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 
they could clinch a No. 2 seed in 
the playoffs. Results not available 
at time of release. See godutch- for game details. 

D. CALLAHAN dpcOO 1 (o) 

Women's hoops falls to Messiah, raise $3,874 for American Cancer Society 

Photos by Lauren Rachelle Scott '12 / LA VIE